PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit v3.0.0

Rating:        Based on 3 ratings
Reviewed:  1 review
Downloads: 1295
Change Set: 04e126dd5e68
Released: Aug 23, 2013
Updated: Aug 28, 2013 by sintaxasn
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

Version 3.0.0
  • Each UI element now has a customizable banner.
  • Show-InstallationWelcome function.
    • Replaces Stop-RunningApplications (deprecated) and presents a unified welcome screen.
    • Deferral system. Ability to defer installation x number of times / days / until deadline date.
    • Ability to force closing applications after a countdown period.
  • Show-InstallationPrompt function for custom prompts.
    • Standardised UI with the rest of the toolkit
    • Customisable text and up to 3 customizable buttons
  • Show-InstallationRestartPrompt function
    • Displays a restart prompt with a countdown to a forced restart, independent of SCCM restart mechanism
  • Invoke-SCCMTask function
    • Replaces Update-SCCMInventory and Update-SCCMDeployments (deprecated)
    • No longer reliant on COM object which could cause issues on x64 machines
  • Get-UniversalDate function
  • Write-Log now works with the PowerShell Pipeline and -PassThru
  • Set-RegistryKey now accepts arrays
  • Improved error handling: ContinueOnError switch allows to to control the error action for functions that fail. ContinueOnErrorGlobalPreference allows you to debug the script to detect errors in functions.
  • Fixed issue with BlockExecution failing under PowerShell v2
  • Fixed issue with Show-InstallationProgress failing on .NET Framework versions prior to 4.5
  • Fixed issue with command-line parameters not being passed through Deploy-Application.exe on x86 operating systems
  • Test-MSUpdates KB regex matching is now case insensitive
  • Parameters passed to scripts are now logged.

Backwards Compatibility Considerations:
  • The following functions have been deprecated and are no longer supported:
    • Stop-RunningApplications
    • Update-SCCMInventory
    • Update-SCCMDeployments

Reviews for this release

This tool it's getting better and better whit each version. Favourite function for me has to be the Block-Appexcution, this comes really handy especially if you need to deploy Lotus Notes patches :) Liking the new UI, great work guys.
by yulasinio on Aug 24, 2013 at 12:16 PM